The Court of Appeal has held that, where a bank did not carry out a customer’s instructions promptly where the bank had a suspicion of money laundering, the customer can in principle sue the bank for breach of duty or contract where it makes a loss because of the bank’s actions. The bank had reported a suspicion to SOCA and SOCA had in time given it permission to continue with the transaction. The Court of Appeal allowed an appeal of the original judgment so a court could fully consider the basis for the bank’s actions.